There is a lot of information and details that go into your wedding invitations. There are also details that should not be included. Here is a list of things you should keep in mind when it comes to invitation details.
Bride’s name traditionally goes first on the invitation: This is because the parents of the bride were usually hosting because they were paying for the wedding. Even though the “bride’s parents pay for the wedding” is not as common as it used to be it is still customary for the bride’s name to go first on the invitation (i.e. “Grace and Liam,” not “Liam and Grace”)
The year is a 4 digit number: 2020 is “two thousand twenty.” Not “twenty twenty” even though that is how many people say it. Officially years are 4 digit numbers and there is no “and” in them. 2021 is “two thousand twenty-one.”
Is it “afternoon” or “evening?”: Evening starts at 6:00pm. So anything before 6:00pm is afternoon and 6:00pm and after is evening.
Ceremony address does NOT go on the invitation: The venue name and city, state go on the invitation but not the street address itself. Because the invitation is a formal invitation the address is not included. This information goes on an insert card. Keep in mind that you can do just the address if the venue is easy to find or you can include directions if it is hard to find or cell reception can be spotty (i.e. Google Maps won’t work). If your ceremony and reception are in different locations it is nice to put the directions from the ceremony location to the reception location on an insert card as well. This information can go on the same card as the ceremony address/directions.
Registry information does not go anywhere in the invitation suite: Including this in the invitation suite is considered rude by formal etiquette standards. Your wedding website and shower invitations are great places for this. Be sure to let your wedding party know where you are registered in case people ask them. Word of mouth and your wedding website is the best way to convey registry information. Some people choose to add it in their suite and it should definitely be on an insert card and not on the invitation itself.
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